Diversity

Urban Alternative Music Format - Phase 3: Station Applications

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks proposals from public radio stations qualified as Community Service Grant recipients that are interested in implementing a new, localized music format that is designed to appeal to and attract younger, multicultural audiences. CPB will provide financial support to selected stations in their efforts to implement the Urban Alternative in their markets.

Public Media Strategic Advisor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”) seeks an entity or individual (“Strategic Advisor”) to design and facilitate sessions with CPB management that will assist in the development of best practices, and measurements of their success, in diversity, equity and inclusion (“DEI”) in CPB’s business operations and position DEI as an essential and sustainable pillar for corporate success.

Coming Home: Connecting to Community

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”), is supporting a new public media initiative, Coming Home: Connecting to Community, to increase and promote authentic local storytelling through multi-platform media (original television, radio and digital-first) and engagement that develops and delivers a renewed narrative about life in rural America. New multi-platform content, created by local stations with local voices and talent, will celebrate the diversity, culture, traditions, and richness of small-town America, not being told by commercial media.

Urban Alternative Music Format – Phase 2: Station Applications

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is seeking proposals from public radio stations qualified as Community Service Grant recipients that are interested in attracting the Target Audience using the Urban Alternative music format. Earlier research for this project found that a music blend consisting of hip-hop, R&B and dance genres have broad appeal among multicultural audiences, especially millennials and Generation X. CPB has engaged a Consultant to work with stations to formalize the Urban Alternative format as one of public radio’s core music offerings. This request for proposals will identify up to three stations (Pilot Stations) to implement the new format with ongoing assistance from the Consultant.

Urban Alternative Music Format – Phase 2

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is seeking a company or an individual (“Consultant”) to conduct additional research and provide recommendations and coaching to implement a new Urban Alternative music format, provide assistance with community engagement and development at up to three stations (“Pilot Stations”) in markets to be determined by CPB.

Recruiter: Diverse Public Media Journalists

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks an individual or organization to recruit minority candidates to fill editorial leadership and/or reporter positions at public media organizations. The successful applicant (hereinafter “Recruiter”) will present qualified minority candidates to interview for up to 20 journalism positions over the term of one year.
CPB is promoting this program to encourage more diverse management and staff in public media newsrooms across the country. Hiring decisions will be at the sole discretion of the organization and not CPB. Recruiter compensation will be a flat fee for each position for which the Recruiter presents one or more interested and qualified candidates.

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Strategic Advisor, Diversity in Children’s Content Production

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks an individual or firm to provide strategic advice and information to CPB to advance its efforts to support diversity in producers of children’s content.  The successful applicant (hereinafter “advisor”) will provide guidance and information to CPB that will inform future grant programs to support diversity in producers of children’s content. The advisor will also provide strategic counsel to help CPB plan a system meeting focused on increasing diversity in children’s public media – specifically encouraging the development and production of content that reflects the diversity of the American public, particularly minorities and underserved audiences.

Meeting Facilitator: Organizational Advancement

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is seeking a consultant to facilitate a meeting with CPB personnel and general managers of up to 23 African American public radio stations (AAPRS).  The objective is to assist these stations in: identifying shared goals and ideas; exploring ways to better identify and meet the needs of their audiences and communities; identifying ways they might work collaboratively to improve operational efficiencies; and developing specific strategies each station may implement to meet these goals.

Consultant to Review CPB Funding to Enhance Public Media in Underserved Audiences

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks an individual or organization to help maximize the impact of a program focused on support for the needs and interests of underserved audiences. Specifically, the successful applicant will review the five CPB-funded entities which make up the national minority consortia (NMC) to assess their impact on the public media system and the efficiency of their operations, with a goal of providing the best possible content and services to the American people.

Diversity in Programming Leadership

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks grant applications from organizations to develop and manage the Diversity in Programming Leadership project. This grant will support a program that will develop a new and diverse generation of public broadcasting Executive Producers and Senior Producers.